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Winter Break Events for Kids at ICPL

by Mari Redington on December 5th, 2017

As the holidays creep up, it’s not too early to start planning your family’s two week winter break, when the kids are home from school and the excitement of new toys and eating until your tummy aches has worn off. The library has something going on every day besides city holidays, including a family-friendly party to ring in the New Year! Events are always free and there’s something for all ages. And be sure to sign up for the Winter Reading Program to kick off 2018 with a sweet reading goal. You can register online, at the Children’s Room desk or on the Bookmobile beginning January 2nd, look for the link on our website.  Check out these library events coming up while school’s out!   Read the rest of this entry »

ICPL Presents Chilly Readers Winter Book Reading Club for Children

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on December 20th, 2016

Registration for the Iowa City Public Library’s Chilly Readers Winter Reading Book Club begins January 2, 2017.

Available for young readers ages zero through 12, the book club will help children pass the winter hours when it’s too cold to play outdoors. It will run from January 2 through February 28, with participants encouraged to read 20 books during that time. Children can count books they read independently as well as those read to them.

Sign up at the Children’s Desk or online at All participants will receive a bookmark to track their progress to 20 books. A prize will be awarded after children read 10 books. There’s only one prize per person, including those who read more than 20 books.

Visit for more information or call the Library at 319-356-5200.

ICPL Launches Winter Reading Program

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on January 2nd, 2016

Get a jump start on your 2016 reading goal by participating in Read to the Rhythm, the Iowa City Public Library’s Winter Reading Program.

Pick up a Read to the Rhythm bingo card at any of our public service desks beginning Monday, Jan. 4. There are four cards available, one for each age level of the program: babies, children, teens and adults.

Each bingo card is filled with suggestions and activities that will get you reading, exploring ICPL – possibly even singing, as the Library kicks off Season Two of our Music is the Word celebration. Look at your bingo card closely. The music event you plan to attend could fill in a square.

Anyone who completes their card’s requirements before the program ends on Feb. 29 is eligible to attend our Winter Reading Program Pizza and Popcorn Party from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1. One bingo is all that’s needed for participants in the teens and adults Read to the Rhythm program to gain entry to the pizza party. The babies’ and children’s programs require three regular bingos (15 squares) in order to attend.

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